William Loney RN - Background
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- Paul Benyon's extensive site on Late 18th, 19th and early 20th Century Naval and Naval Social History.
- Michael Phillips' Ships of the Old Navy. This alphabetical list (now hosted by Patrick Marioné) includes not only all those vessels built for, and commissioned in, the Royal Navy between the 1780s and the 1840s, but also a number of the many commercial vessels which were hired for service as warships during the French wars, and some of the private warships, or privateers, fitted out by commercial owners to attack enemy trade and operating under letters-of-marque. It attempts to provide more information than the usual ship lists, which normally only mention launch date, dimensions and fate, by giving an anecdotal history of the vessel's voyages, actions and people.
- The Dreadnaught Project: a naval history wiki focusing on naval history in the period 1880-1920, with side-projects in 3D modeling and simulation. The wiki started in 2006 and now comprises articles on over 4,000 people and 3,200 ships.
- Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904-1945: a comprehensive online resource for archival Admiralty documents and information on Royal Navy Flag Officers during the years 1904-1945, AKA the "Dreadnought Era". Here you will find a wide range of coverage to include individual histories as well as various naval records/documents pertaining to the Royal Navy of this time period.
- The Catalogue of the National Archives in Kew. The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing 900 years of history with records ranging from parchment and paper scrolls through to digital files and archived websites. The National Archives makes open records available to all, either onsite or online, continuously developing new tools to make history tangible for everyone.
- The National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory in Greenwich have a collection of over 2 million objects about the sea, ships, astronomy and time. Collections Online gives you access to over 9000 of these and is frequently updated and expanded.
- British History online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, we aim to support academic and personal users around the world in their learning, teaching and research.
- The Historial Naval Ships Association's Navy Manuals and documents online.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page with extensive lists of members of the Peerage and Baronetage, the House of Commons, the Orders of Chivalty, the Order of Merit and the Privy Council.
- David Beamish's list of United Kingdom peerage creations since 1801.
- The potential To create a Naval, Or Maritime, Museum On Haulbowline, Cork Harbour: a scoping study for the Irish Naval Service and the Heritage Council of Ireland.